Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including Chinese New Year, Zwickelmania and 'Folk City: The Musical'

COURTESY: STUMPTOWN STAGES - Stumptown Stages puts on 'Folk City: The Musical,' Feb. 15-March 4. It's about the cultural scene of Greenwich Village of the 1960s.Chinese New Year

The Lan Su Chinese Garden celebrates with two weeks of happenings — lion dances, lanterns and cultural activities and demonstrations.

It kicks off Feb. 16 with "Rolling in the Wealth," a good fortune celebration. The lion dances take place each Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Lantern viewings are at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27-March 2.

Feb. 16-March 4, Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 N.W. Everett St., year (check for times and tickets)

'WWE Live'

The pro wrestling action comes to Portland on the "Road to Wrestlemania."

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Moda Center,, $20-$105, $17 parking

Other events

• KidFest! is the Northwest's largest family expo, held at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Admission is $6 and $25 for a family pass; parking is $8. For more:

• A reminder: Eva Schloss, the childhood friend and stepsister of Anne Frank, tells stories at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway. Tickets are $25-$125; see

• It's Olympics time, but the U.S. figure skating synchronized championships will take place Feb. 21-24 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. For info:


The 10th annual beer celebration takes place on consecutive Saturdays, and features 150 participating breweries, including 60 in the Portland area on Saturday, Feb. 17, and elsewhere in the state Feb. 24. It's from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days, with more than 30,000 visitors expected. For more:

'National Geographic Live'

Writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride give a presentation on one of America's grand landmarks, "Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon."

7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, $30-$50


'Folk City: The Musical'

Stumptown Stages tells the story of six people living in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, with bohemian poets, beatnik folk singers, struggling artists, students, curious youth and a breeding ground for friendship, romance, civil rights, free love, fashion, anti-war sentiment, jealousy, drugs and fame — all set to classic hits of 1960s-'80s. It's a world premiere.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 15-March 4, Brunish Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, (check for tickets)


Shaking The Tree Theatre puts on Shakespeare's shortest and quickest tragedy. It stars Jamie Rea as Macbeth and Anne Sorce as Lady Macbeth and is directed by Samantha Van Der Merwe.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 16-March 17, Shaking The Tree Theatre and Studio, 823 S.E. Grant St.,, $30, $25 senior, $10 student/youth (21-under)

'The Vagina Monologues'

"Wild" author Cheryl Strayed stars in the female empowerment play by Eve Ensler in collaboration with Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus Women's Resource Center.

Show times are 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 16-17; check for tickets. PCC Sylvania is at 12000 S.W. 49th Ave.

Mark Morris Dance Group

White Bird Dance welcomes the company and its tribute to The Beatles' groundbreaking album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, $26-$70

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